What is Asbestos?

A Class 1 Human Carcinogen, Asbestos is a general term for 6 naturally occurring Silicates belonging to the Serpentine and Amphibole mineral classes.

 

Asbestos and The Risks

Asbestos material was often used in buildings, roofing, insulation, flooring and even sprayed on ceilings. It is now completely BANNED for use within the UK.

 

The Law

The Control of Asbestos Regulations (CAR) 2012 is key piece of legislation that covers the prohibition of asbestos...

 

Areas We Cover

We specialise in providing asbestos surveys and removal to those who need it in and around the Birmingham and West Midlands area.

 

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Asbestos Removals in Cheltenham

Your local Asbestos Removals experts. With more than 20 years of experience in the industry, the team here at Ledbury Surveys Ltd know everything there is to know about asbestos. The substance was once a popular building material until it was banned in the UK in 1999. As a result of breathing in the fibres, several health conditions have been caused changing peoples lives.

Our team provide professional surveys and asbestos removals to ensure that you and those around you are safe.

For more about the services we provide in Cheltenham, call us today on 01684 303 470 or 07738 246 916.

Available Services

Staying safe in a property is always important, which is why removing harmful materials should be top of your list. We have offices in Ledbury, Hereford and Worcester and from these we can travel to a large area to provide surveys as well as removals.

Some of our key services include:

  • CDM (Construction Design Management) Co-ordinators
  • Demolition advice
  • Asbestos abatement
  • Contract supervision
  • Asbestos disposal
  • Bid and tender advice
  • Asbestos awareness training
  • Site safety audits and inspections
  • Site specific risk assessments
  • COSHH survey and assessment
  • Asbestos surveys
  • Health and safety reviews
  • Asbestos management plans
  • Asbestos removals
  • Cost and removal advice
  • Asbestos air testing

How Dangerous is Asbestos?

According to the Health and Safety Executive, there are around 5000 workers’ deaths each year that are attributed to the inhalation of asbestos.  Even though use of this material was banned in buildings from 2000 onwards, there are still fibres present in numerous buildings across the UK. People are often aware of the health effects of breathing in these materials. There are several conditions with are caused as a direct result, but it could take years of decades for symptoms to show.

Lung Cancer

Asbestos-related lung cancer accounts for a small amount of cases of cancer of the lung. Other causes include smoking which makes up over 80% of instances.

Mesothelioma

Also a cancer, this impacts the lining of a lung and can also be found in the lower digestive tract. In almost all cases it is fatal.

Pleural Thickening

This typically happens after heavy exposure and results in a swelling and thickening of the pleura (lung). Over time this will cause discomfort and a shortness of breath.

Asbestosis

Being exposed to fibres can cause this condition which cause shortness of breath and can become fatal.

Importance of Surveys

If you suspect that there are fibres on your site, it is important to seek professional help and guidance. You should never touch any material that you are concerned about as this is extremely dangerous. Our team at Ledbury Surveys are able to provide assistance and can carry out a full survey of your site to determine where there are risks and what action needs to be taken.

The material can be found in several different buildings from small houses to sheds and churches. For anybody who has concerns, please feel free to get in contact with our team.

Around the Cheltenham Area

Located on the edge of the popular Cotswolds region, the town of Cheltenham has a population of around 117,000 people. Over each year, several cultural events are held attracting many visitors including a music festival, literature festival, as well as famous horse racing events.

Regardless of what you are interested in, there will always be something for you to do. A few of the most popular places to explore include the Holst Birthplace Museum, Pittville Park, as well as Sandford Parks Lido.

Our team can travel to Cheltenham and several surrounding areas including Montpellier, The Reddings, Charlton Kings, Prestbury, Swindon Village, Uckington and Bamfurlong.

Asbestos Removals Across Cheltenham

For more details about asbestos removals in Cheltenham, please feel free to call us today on 01684 303 470. You can also fill in our contact form and we will be back in touch as soon as possible.

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